Saturday, October 6, 2012

Communism: The Forgotten Holocaust

Why have we stopped teaching our children about the horrors of Communism? To quote:
We have failed to teach the horrors of the Bolshevik Revolution specifically and of communism generally. Those horrors include over 100 million corpses generated by communist governments, starting with the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917—that is, “St. Petersburg 1917.” For perspective, 100 million is twice the combined deaths of World War I and II, the two deadliest conflicts in history. Even then, 100 million dead, which is the estimate provided by the seminal Harvard University Press work, "The Black of Book of Communism," is a conservative figure. The latest research claims that Mao Tse-Tung was responsible for the deaths of at least 70 million in China, and Joseph Stalin alone may well have killed 60 million in the USSR.

We now have an entire generation of Americans born after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and USSR. They didn’t live through the mass repression and carnage that was Soviet communism. They need to learn about it, just as my generation learned the evils of Nazism. (Read entire article.)


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Sadly this is just the tip of the iceberg of things that we are failing to teach our children.

A very interesting article, thank you for sharing. I have "shared" it on my facebook page I hope you do not mind.

Have a wonderful weekend, Elizabeth

Proverbs Thirty One Woman said...

I had a lady tell me recently that it was a myth that communism brought misery. I was speechless. I think the problem goes beyond not teaching people history - it's more about twisting history. Sadly, there are a great many universities out there that teach communism is a beautiful thing.

julygirl said...

Tis true, tis true. Even immediately after WWII it was not taught in school. We were only made aware of it as a threat to our Capitalism and in competition with it. Not until my children were adults and on their own chose political historical reading about Stalin, etc., was I aware of the horrors of 75 years of Communism upon the people in the countries that comprised the USSR.